UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA

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 Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Alzeimer''s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s.

Please join me Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 9pm to examine and discuss the dibilitating disease that most of us will experience with a loved one, or maybe ourselves as we age.

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